Henry County, Kentucky

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Henry County, Kentucky
Henry County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Henry County courthouse in New Castle, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded1798
Named forPatrick Henry
SeatNew Castle
Largest cityEminence
Area
 • Total291.11 sq mi (754 km2)
 • Land289.32 sq mi (749 km2)
 • Water1.79 sq mi (5 km2), 0.61%
Population
 • (2010)15,416
 • Density53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.henrycountygov.com
 
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Henry County, Kentucky
Henry County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Henry County courthouse in New Castle, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded1798
Named forPatrick Henry
SeatNew Castle
Largest cityEminence
Area
 • Total291.11 sq mi (754 km2)
 • Land289.32 sq mi (749 km2)
 • Water1.79 sq mi (5 km2), 0.61%
Population
 • (2010)15,416
 • Density53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.henrycountygov.com

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky bordering the Kentucky River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,416.[1] Its county seat is New Castle.[2] With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county— a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city. Eminence allows package alcohol sales.[3]

Henry County is included in the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Since the 1990s, it has become an increasingly important exurb, especially as land prices have become higher in neighboring Oldham County.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 291.11 square miles (754.0 km2), of which 289.32 square miles (749.3 km2) (or 99.39%) is land and 1.79 square miles (4.6 km2) (or 0.61%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Henry County was founded in 1798 from portions of Shelby County.[5] It was named for the statesman and governor of Virginia Patrick Henry.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18003,258
18106,777108.0%
182010,81659.6%
183011,3875.3%
184010,015−12.0%
185011,44214.2%
186011,9494.4%
187011,066−7.4%
188014,49231.0%
189014,164−2.3%
190014,6203.2%
191013,716−6.2%
192013,411−2.2%
193012,564−6.3%
194012,220−2.7%
195011,394−6.8%
196010,987−3.6%
197010,910−0.7%
198012,74016.8%
199012,8230.7%
200015,06017.4%
201015,4162.4%
Est. 201215,318−0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 15,060 people, 5,844 households, and 4,330 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 per square mile (20 /km2). There were 6,381 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.97% White, 3.30% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,844 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,263, and the median income for a family was $45,009. Males had a median income of $31,478 versus $21,982 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,846. About 10.40% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wet & Dry Counties in Kentucky" (PDF). Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Archived from the original on March 15, 2007. Retrieved March 21, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). "Kentucky Place Names". University Press of Kentucky. p. 138. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Henry County". Kyenc.org. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 38°28′N 85°07′W / 38.46°N 85.12°W / 38.46; -85.12